Intraoral photographs are those taken of the inside of the mouth using a special camera. Among the primary uses of intraoral photographs is capturing the condition of a patient when a problem is diagnosed.

The photographs can be seen in real time on a monitor or be printed out as hard copies, allowing patients to see for themselves what the dentist sees, allowing them to better understand the dentist’s advice on treatment options. Specialized intraoral cameras come with disposable probes or probe covers to ensure that germs are not passed between patients.